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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:23 AM

On my travels back from Evansville, I stopped to pick up the mold plow. The guy had this one of a kind garden tractor he had bought at an auction several years ago. A local guy who owned a steel company had his people design and build it....had a mower deck at one point. You will see part of a sears 3pt hitch on the back. If my memory is right, it has a ford rearend and a mercury transmission, powersteering pump for the hydraulics, pretty cool deal.......tried to take some close ups for those who love to see how things work. He said for the right money he would sell it.....

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:35 AM

That's cool! What engine did it have?

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:38 AM

It was an Onan.
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Looks hefty and kinda looks like it should be rescued at some point,IMO a worthy build . Thanks for sharing :thumbs:

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:45 AM

It was stout.....he got up and stood on one of the back rear fenders and it did not even flex. I think the steering wheel may have come from a studebaker......you will notice they used belts and chains to hook it all up.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:51 AM

Thought that was an Onan! Well built piece of equipment! Would be a great tractor to have.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 07:38 AM

What a nicly built home made tractor !! That must have taken a lot to time figuring out how to get all that to work , thanks for posting , Al

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 08:30 AM

Looks as solid as a rock! I think that you could do just about anything with it! Thanks for the info and pics!

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 09:28 AM

That is a really neat home built. It seems to be very strong. Too bad the mower deck is gone.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 10:08 AM

It was stout.....he got up and stood on one of the back rear fenders and it did not even flex. I think the steering wheel may have come from a studebaker......you will notice they used belts and chains to hook it all up.


Also noticed if you had a wee bit more space it might've been strapped up w/ the Hog & home by now... :poke:

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Not sure what that started out life as but it looks like it will do about anything you would ask of it. Providing you have the right combination. LOL

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 04:25 PM

That 3 point is from a David Bradley and I think both the plows are sears as well. A neat lookin tractor that I really wouldnt mind having.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 04:33 PM

I'll bet the person that build that was pretty happy with the way it turned out. Very interesting tractor.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Really neat old home-made unit. Kind of reminds me of the Leader tractors in how everything looks just a little "after-thought".

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Anyone ever seen a chain drive GT before?




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